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Assam & Arunachal The Buddhist Monasteries & Tribal Culture Tour

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Product Code : AGORA488

Eight days private Assam & Arunachal The Buddhist Monasteries & Tribal Culture tour will begin with your arrival in Guwahati & include Orang National Park, Bomdila, Tawang, Dirang & Tezpur as stopover destination. Enjoy gypsy safari & bird watching tour in Orang National Park a small home to the Great One Horned Rhinoceros & a ground for many species of birds both resident and migratory. Visit city-size Buddhist monastery at Tawang & few small monastery in Dirang & Bomdila in the natural surrounding. Explore the ancient Hindu temples at Tezpur & in Guwahati. This tour include all meals and accompanied tour guide from beginning to end.

 

Day 1: Guwahati - Orang National Park (110kms) (D)

On arrival at Guwahati airport meet your driver, assistance and proceed to Orang National Park and check in at resort. Rest time free to relax. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2: Orang National Park - Bomdila (180kms) (B,L,D)

Morning safari in the Orang National Park. Orang National Park is the oldest game reserve in Assam, situated on banks of river Brahmaputra and known for its One-horned Rhinos and Royal Bengal Tigers. Orang will pleasantly surprise you with its rich variety of animals, birds and fishes and a similar abundance in flora. Apart from rhinos, one will find here the Great Indian Rhinoceros, porcupines, Bengal tigers, civets, water buffaloes, leopards and many more. A huge number and types of fishes are also present here. Along with this you can spot a number of birds in the park such as kingfishers, fishing eagles, woodpeckers, mallards, white pelicans and so on. A safari into the park will let you experience the refreshing beauty of the surroundings and vegetation as well as the enjoyment of watching such variety of wildlife. The park is also an important breeding ground for various fishes.
Later drive to Bomdila check in & overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Bomdila - Tawang (180kms) (B,L,D)

Visit Bomdila Monastery this abode to Buddhist monks and Lamas is the believed to be an exact replica of Tsona Gontse Monastery in Tibet. This monastery in Bomdila is constructed by who was believed to be the 12th reincarnate of Tsona Rinpoche. The monastery belongs to the Mahayana Buddhism. A huge prayer hall has also, recently, been added to the structure. Another major part and attraction is the Buddha Temple built withing the monastery premises. This monastery has three parts, Upper Gompa, Middle Gompa and Lower Gompa. Also visit Bomdila View Point where you will found clouds kissing the ground, the massive Himalayas towering all around and the panoramic view of the Kemeng Valley. The view from up here is sure to take up a permanent space in your memory and its beauty will be unforgettable. 
Later drive to Tawang check in & overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: Tawang (B,L,D)

Tawang houses a lot of scenic attractions they range from monasteries, peaks and waterfalls. Visit Tawang Monastery the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso. The monastery is three stories high. It is enclosed by a 925 feet (282 m) long compound wall. Within the complex there are 65 residential buildings. The library of the monastery has valuable old scriptures, mainly Kangyur and Tengyur. Next visit Urgelling Gompa believed to be the birthplace of his Holiness the 6th Dalai Lama, this monastery was built around the 14th century. Situated at a distance of 3kms from the main town this Gompa is considered to be one of the peaceful places to visit in Tawang a splendid beauty and marvelous architecture. Tawang War Memorial overlooking the Tawang Chu valley a huge 40 feet high structure, resembling a stupa. This multi-hued monument was built in loving memories of Indian soldiers, who sacrificed their lives for the country during Indo-Sino war. Take steep steps to reach the memorial and read the names of 2420 such soldiers, engraved in granite plates there. Rest time free and easy to enjoy the surrounding. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Tawang - Dirang (140kms) (B,L,D)

Drive to Dirang on way visit Jaswant Garh War Memorial dedicated to the brave soldier who single handedly tried to get hold of the approaching Chinese army during the Chinese aggression in 1962. Also experience the beauty of Sella Lake at Sella Pass (13746ft). 
Arrive Dirang check in at hotel. Later visit the Dirang Dzong about 150 years old fort. The area is close to Bhutan and the Bhutanese influence is perceptible in the fort. Some of the stone houses around the dzong are said to be about 500 years old. The entry is through a stone staircase. You can get an excellent view of the surrounding area from here. The view of the Dirang valley is mesmerizing in itself. There is a bridge over the river Kameng and on the other side you can see beautiful paddy land. Also visit Hot Water Spring about a kilometer ahead of the town on the way to Tawang you will find the stairs to this hot spring. You have to follow the stairs for about 500 meters to reach the Hot Spring which is considered to be a holy place. The hot spring is rich in sulfur content and is known to have great medicinal properties. There is a facility to have a bath in the hot spring which can have a magical effect on a tired body. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Dirang - Tezpur (190kms) (B,L,D)

Drive to Tezpur check in at hotel. 
Tezpur the beautiful historical town known for its ancient temples and ruins. Visit Agnigarh, one of the most mythical fortresses, believed to have been surrounded by fire to separate Usha, the daughter of King Bana from Lord Krishna`s grandson, Anirudha. Bamuni Hills that has sculptures that go back to the 9th century. The Bamuni Hills has the touch of Gupta architectural style and is celebrated as one of the most excellent sculptural sites of Assam. Da-Parbatia which has doorframes that date back to 600 AD and has critical cultural and historical value. Next visit Chitralekha Uddyan that houses the finest specimen of sculptural remains of 9th century. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7: Tezpur - Guwahati (180km) (B,L,D)

Drive to Guwahati check in. 
Later City tour of Guwahati, visit Kamakhya Temple one of the most venerated Shakti shrines. Navagraha Temple dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system. Umananda Island the smallest river island in the world. Umananda Island the smallest river island in the world, here man and the wilderness co-habit in peace and serenity. Umananda Temple a Shiva Temple built in 1594, by the Ahom King of Assam. Evening enjoy a magnificent sunset over the majestic Brahmaputra River on a cruise. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8: Guwahati - Departure (B)

As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Assistance on arrival at airport.

7 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)

Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.

English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

1-Time Gypsy safari in Orang National Park with forest department naturalist.

Bottled drinking water in car.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodation

Orang National Park x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Bomdila x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Tawang x 2 nights 
Guest House/ Homestay

Dirang x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Tezpur x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Guwahati x 1 nights
3* - Cygnett Park Meghna/ Hotel Palacio 

Any flight tickets.

Camera charges at monuments.

Meals other than mentioned in day plan.

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

Gratuities & optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in inclusions.